Origin of lithotrite

1830–40; back formation from lithotrity; see -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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lithotrite in Medicine


  1. An instrument used to crush a stone present in the bladder or urethra.lithoclast
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